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Help Drive VADA’s Political Action Committee

March 9, 2020

In today’s political climate, it is critical VADA supports candidates who understand the auto industry and will listen to your concerns. Our franchised dealer community plays a powerful role in the Virginia economy: With nearly 500 stores statewide, dealers create more than 60,000 jobs and facilitate roughly $1 billion in state sales tax each year.

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A Message from Don Hall

March 9, 2020

March 2020   The General Assembly is expected to finish its 2020 session this week. To say that things are different in Virginia now is a real understatement. With Democrats now controlling both the House of Delegates and the Senate, we’ve seen greater interest among these new legislators in social issues. Even on the national

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Manage Inventory Faster with Accelerated Title

March 9, 2020

Time is money – and Dealertrack’s Accelerated Title can deliver both to you. As you know, retailing and wholesaling vehicles that you take in on trade is a lot smoother when you have the title in hand. Dealertrack data indicates that paying off a loan and obtaining the title on a trade-in can easily take

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Capitol Briefs 9 (3.09.20)

March 8, 2020

In history-making year, General Assembly maintains annual safety inspections, passes other significant legislation. Session 2020, Issue 9 March 9, 2020 In many ways, this was a year of firsts for the Virginia General Assembly. For the first time since 1993, Democrats were in control of the House of Delegates, Senate, and Governor’s Office. For the

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Capitol Briefs 8 (3.02.20)

March 2, 2020

VADA to participate in workgroup to study best practices for providing electric vehicle incentives. HB 717 demonstrates VADA’s legislative involvement outside franchise issues and throughout the year.   Session 2020, Issue 8 March 3, 2020 This week, the General Assembly will end its 2020 Regular Session. All 140 members of our Commonwealth’s legislature have worked

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Protecting Your Dealership from Coronavirus

February 26, 2020

You have been hearing and reading about the coronavirus. News reports about its seriousness vary, some saying it is no more serious than a flu outbreak with others worrying it is a serious health event that could kill thousands and affect the world economy. As a dealer, pay attention to precautions issued about the disease,

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Capitol Briefs 7 (2.24.2020)

February 24, 2020

House and Senate pass varying versions of a state budget, will ultimately compromise and present a single version to the Governor. Also, read (and watch) the latest on safety inspections.   Session 2020, Issue 7 February 24, 2020   Monday, February 24 marks Day 47 of the General Assembly’s 2020 Regular Session. Just 60-days in

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Virginia’s own represent on national stage

February 19, 2020

Virginia dealer leaders were recognized on a national level at National Automobile Dealers Association Show in Las Vegas.   First, there’s Liza Myers Borches, President and CEO of Carter Myers Automotive. She was this year’s recipient of the Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award. Named after Barbara Cox, the late co-owner of Cox Enterprises and

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Capitol Briefs 6 (2.17.20)

February 17, 2020

After crossover, work continues for the General Assembly and VADA. More Democratic bills are still alive in 2020 compared to the last 60-day session. Plus, read for an update on headline legislation and industry specific bills.   Session 2020, Issue 6 February 17, 2020 We are in the latter half of the General Assembly’s 2020

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